July 26, 2010

Greg Sargent, allow me to introduce you to David Shuster

Greg Sargent of WaPo is convinced that only the right is capable of pushing information through the media, with a political agenda and without regard to factual integrity.

Right wing media are willing to engage in tactics that simply have no equivalent on the left -- even if mainstream news orgs and commentators keep taking refuge behind the notion that "both sides do it."
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The leading lefty media organizations have teams of reporters who -- even if they are to some degree ideologically motivated -- work to determine whether their material is accurate, fair, and generally based in reality before sharing it with readers and viewers. They just don't push info -- with no regard to whether it's true or not -- for the sole purpose of having maximum political impact. Period.


Well, I can quickly call BS on this one.

Enter David Shuster, formerly of MSNBC, who in his attempt for glory in a "gotcha" moment with Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), stated falsely the location of a soldier who lost his life in the war. His efforts were clearly to have a political impact, by embarrassing a Republican elected official on national television. Shuster wanted a Republican to condemn the actions of a conservative talk show host. And in order to point to "hypocrisy", he demanded she name the last soldier from her district, who died in Iraq. Of course, he didn't fact check and was forced to issue an apology for being wrong about the name of the soldier and the district. He completely used the death of a young hero to achieve his goal. He cared not for the family of the young soldier or anyone else who might have been hurt in the process. Shuster used an innocent victim as a pawn for the sole purpose of political gain. Shuster wasn't a blogger or an activist. He was a cable television news reporter and anchor.

Ouch, that log in Sargent's eye must really be hurting by this time.

Sargent published his biased opinions full of tripe, without fact-checking to see if the mainstream media is guilty of the exact behavior he condemns. So I suggest Mr. Sargent take those rose-colored liberal glasses off and STFU from the cheap, pious seats. Period.

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Dear Newsweek: Please go bankrupt faster

Okay, so Newsweek's got they're "It's time to have a serious discussion on race," article here

Uh, how about we not have a serious discussion about race, we don't need one, other than discussing the fact that liberals and MSM operations like Newsweek can't help themselves but demagogue the right and call us racist over every opposing viewpoint we offer.   Not once in that entire article do they mention the fact that this was a retaliation against the NAACP for their move to slander Tea Partiers by declaring them all racist, or that Breitbart's focus was as much on the crowd cheering Sherrod declaring she was gonna screw some evil whitey farmer when he did that post.  They offer this bit of literary diarrhea as well,

The American public, meanwhile, was left to wonder what the moral of this tale really is. For starters, it’s about the idiocy that can follow when ideology replaces journalistic integrity. Real journalists draw conclusions from facts. The ideologues who attacked Sherrod forced facts to fit their preconceived notions.


Yes, it's all about facts, sorta like CBS using fucking Media Matters as their source to "debunk" concerns over the two club-wielding Black Panther fucktards at the Philly polling center.  But of course, CBS is a respectable news organization, not some partisan muckraker hack like that damnable Breitbart.  Spare me the self-righteous fucking bullshit about drawing conclusion from fact.

I'm tired of the fucking handwringers on our side on this issue, and I'm really superfuckingtired of the media's bullshit high and mighty act.  You fuckers in media pull this shit on us on a daily basis, then have the audacity to bitch when Breitbart (sorta) does it once?  Fuck you.  Fuck you with a rusty chainsaw, sideways. 

And another thing, all you handwringers on the right, now that Sherrod has come out and accused Breitbart of wanting to reinstitute slavery, feeling stupid yet?  You should be.

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July 24, 2010

Let me think. No.

Kathleen Parker. Sooper. Genius.

Hey Katie, I can call you Katie, right, I have a wee little question for you.  Were you on Journolist?  Because I'm thinking you were.  Also?  Fuck you. 

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July 22, 2010

Vacation, all I ever wanted

I'm not a fan of extreme sports or adventure tourism or any kind of vacation, really, that doesn't involve sitting indoors, drinking cocktails and basking under a roaring air conditioning vent, but I certainly don't consider foaming at the mouth on (I guess, kinda) national television a healthy or relaxing vacation activity.

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July 11, 2010

Notable quotables

Eventually, there were enough Indians in Edison to change the culture. At which point my townsfolk started calling the new Edisonians "dot heads." One kid I knew in high school drove down an Indian-dense street yelling for its residents to "go home to India." In retrospect, I question just how good our schools were if "dot heads" was the best racist insult we could come up with for a group of people whose gods have multiple arms and an elephant nose.
Who said it? If you guessed Pat Buchanan or Joe Biden, I wouldn't blame you, but you'd still be wrong. Which MFM outlet published it—and apparently has not a single editor who would say "What the fuck are you thinking?" before someone published it? Click here to find out!

(h/t Darleen.)

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July 10, 2010

Your tax dollars at work

Los Angeles-area PBS station KLCS (which is, shockingly, associated with the L.A. Unified School District) is running "news" reports from the far-left show "Democracy NOW!"

Not that I believe that it would make a damn bit of difference, but here is where you can contact the Corporation For Public Broadcasting.  And here is the link to their "ombudsmen."

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July 02, 2010

When You've Lost AC360.....



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